ISLAMABAD - On Thursday, the deplorable incident of violence against students of Government MC Girls Model High School in Rawalpindi at the hands of more than 50 students of a nearby seminary caught the attention of legislators in National Assembly. Advisor to Prime Minister on Human Rights Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar said that joint efforts are needed to tackle the growing tendencies of militancy after MNA Yasmeen Rehman drew the attention of the Lower House of the Parliament towards the condemnable incident of harassment of students of MC Model Girls High School in Rawalpindi. While condemning the incident of harassment of female students of a school on Friday last, Yaseem demanded of appropriate and sufficient measures against violence against women across the country. National Assembly was informed that Punjab province had left behind the other provinces in incidents of violence against women as the highest number of rape cases have been reported in the province. On a calling attention notice moved by MNA Yasmeen Rahman, Advisor to Prime Minister on Human Rights Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar told the house that in year 2010, 2581 rape cases were reported in Punjab followed by Sindh with 290 and Balochistan 33. No rape case was reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the year under review, Khokhar said. However hastened to add that this might be due to cultural restrictions in the KPK society of not registering these cases. Advisor pointed out that Punjab also recorded highest number of murder cases in 2010 as 6242 murder were reported in the province whereas number of reported murder cases came to 3290 in Sindh, 2501 in KPK and Balochistan 54. Advisor further revealed that cases of abduction and kidnapping for ransom incidents were also highest in the Punjab, however he didnt provide the data of these crimes. Khokhar maintained that government is fully cognizant of the situation viz-a-viz the human rights. But deplored that provinces have failed to play their due role to check the violation of human rights and women rights. He particularly focused on Punjab, who he blamed of having worst track record of dealing with the human right issues and curb the incidents of violence. Khokhar also identified the flaws in the investigation procedure conducted by Police in these crimes. Advisor also laid National Commission for women Bill 2011 in the house to set up national commission for women.